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National Hamburger Day celebrated in downtown Bend

Thursday was National Hamurger Day, and Deschutes Brewery celebrated with a menu to salute the American sandwich.

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Father of Deschutes Jail inmate who died suing for $10.7 million

The father of an inmate who died last December at the Deschutes County Jail, prompting a local and now state investigation, has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Deschutes County, seeking $10.7 million in damages..

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Prescribed burn west of Bend puts up familiar plume

A smoke column at times eerily similar to the Two Bulls Fire that hit west of Bend this time last year could be seen from Pilot Butte and across much of the area Thursday. The column however, was a prescribed burn, not a wildfire.  However, it did burn in the same area as last year's flames.

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Pacific Power tackles small outage in SW Bend

A wind-related problem knocked out power for about 2,400 Madras-area Pacific Power customers for about a half-hour Thursday afternoon, officials said -- and the utility later dealt with a smaller but longer outage affecting about 175 southwest Bend residents.

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'Wild' effect? Welfare check on PCT hikers proves fruitless

A group of three hikers left a call for help on voice mail at the Pacific Crest Trail Association, prompting a search by Deschutes and Lane County searchers Thursday in the Lilly Lake area, but they could not be found or reached, officials said.

Prescribed burn west of Bend

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70-acre prescribed burn completed west of Bend

As expected, a 70-acre prescribed burn was conducted west of Bend Thursday, and as also expected, it prompted concern among many who did not catch the advisory of the project issued earlier in the week.

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Buehler: Kitzhaber whistleblower hero, not criminal

State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, spoke on the Oregon House floor Thursday in support of Michael Rodgers, the whistleblower who leaked the emails at the center of the Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes scandal.

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Bend Parks and Rec seeks summer teen volunteers

Bend Park & Recreation District has many opportunities available for teenage volunteers to support summer youth recreation programs.

Bethlehem Inn cuts include executive director

Bethlehem Inn to house newly released offenders

Deschutes County Adult Parole & Probation announced Wednesday it is entering into a new partnership with the Bethlehem Inn emergency shelter in Bend to take in a small number of offenders released from prison who need transitional housing.

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Deschutes DA: Recreational pot legal soon - but with rules

Last fall, Oregonians voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But with the July 1 change to state law just over a month away, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel made it clear Wednesday: There are still rules to follow -- and enforce.

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